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hello. i'm philip thomas. this is outside source. the us defence secretary has sold north korea to avoid events that could cause the destruction of its people. earlier, north korea had said that it would consider attacking qualm. more trouble for trump as it emerged that the home of his campaign manager was raided earlier. and a new and surprising way to track penguins through their feathers. and we will have our daily update from the world athletics championships. welcome to outside source. this is
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paul munakr ford, he was chairman of the donald trump jr campaign paul munakr ford, he was chairman of the donald trumer campaign at one point. we have just the donald trumer campaign at one point. we havejust found out the donald trumer campaign at one point. we have just found out that the fbi conducted a predawn raid at his house. they said that mr ma nafort his house. they said that mr manafort had consistently cooperated with the fbi and law enforcement enquiries and continue to do so. this is all about the question of whether donald trump this is all about the question of whether donald trumer this is all about the question of whether donald trump jr and this is all about the question of whether donald trumer and his campaign colluded with russia on his election campaign. what was the fbi looking for? probably documents relating to manafort‘s work with the trump campaign and also documents he had about his work with foreign governments, particularly ukrainian and russian interests. if you
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remember during the campaign he denied any payments from ukraine. he has since come out and said that was not accurate at acknowledging that he received millions of dollars from that government and had to register after the fact as foreign agent for ukrainian interest. that is why possibly mulder is investigating him. we knew that when this raid took place it was right before paul ma nafort took place it was right before paul manafort testified before senate investigators in the intelligence committee and was the same day that donald trump jr sent out committee and was the same day that donald trumer sent out a twitter storm talking about revoking the transgender policy in the military. also being highly critical of the attorney generaljeff sessions and saying that he should investigate hillary clinton. it puts new light on donald trump jr hillary clinton. it puts new light on donald trumer is mad behaviour that week, perhaps. this enquiry
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about alleged russian meddling seems likely to run through donald trump jr is my presidency. i think the biggest takeaway from this, we do not know what robert muller was looking for. we don't know what documents he found. paul manafort‘s people said that they were the same documents that would have been willingly provided. this is evidence of mueller‘s muscle in this investigation. this is something clearly that is going to be going on for quite some time. donald trump jr says this is a witchhunt. is there a lot of sympathy for that view? trump supporters certainly believe that this is which front. they say that
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this is which front. they say that this is which front. they say that this is an excuse for democratic opponents to find some reason why hillary clinton lost. outside, even conservatives are taking this investigation very seriously and are special counsel with these wide—ranging powers taking these actions are not something you can shrug off. this is an investigation carried out by a team of people with a lot of experience, a lot of depth of knowledge and criminal prosecution. we're going to take you to venezuelan now. another political storm. the assembly has held a meeting in defiance of the president's new constituent assembly. this was a really defiant statement. this was a tweet from the
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deputy leader there. they said it was a space for all venezuelans. they said that is a struggle to the finish. this is clearly a particular showdown between the rival assemblies. it is also a territorial showdown. they have been meeting in the same complex in caracas. in this very grand building. both assemblies wa nt to very grand building. both assemblies want to meet their although some opposition figures have been talking about being barred by government forces. meanwhile, the constituent assembly, the new one, has passed a law creating a new truce commission. this would have the power to investigate what it has called acts of violence carried out with political motives or out of intolerance. opposition leaders fear that those who have participated in months of anti—government protests will now be targeted. we heard more
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about the power struggle between the two assemblies. they are not only fighting about the building itself but about the big part of power in venezuela. the constituent assembly says it has overarching powers over any other part of the government. even thejudiciary or the any other part of the government. even the judiciary or the executive has two respond to them. of course, the opposition controlled national assembly, one of the last bastions of opposition says it is a step towards authority rule. the idea that they could try to prosecute people who have been involved in the opposition protest last months which have left many, more than 100 dead now. the new constituent assembly that backs president maduro is
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having difficulty getting recognition in the americas. yesterday there was a strong declaration in lima where several latin american countries said that they were considering venezuelan dictator because of the situation with the constituent assembly. some people would be reminded of the situation several decades ago when cuba first installed its communist government and other countries on the continent tried to isolate them to dramatically. this is symbolically very important. back in the time of hugo chavez they tried to become the original leaders, promoting parallel institutions in which venezuela played a strong part. now it is facing increasing diplomatic isolation within the western hemisphere. let's get you a less sport. another day has gone by
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in the world athletics championships. let's go over to the bbc sport centre. hello. tellers what's been happening to the botswa na what's been happening to the botswana athlete that we've all been following. isaac mkwala has endured a torrid past 48 hours having been initially withdrawn from the 200 heats on monday, then withdrawn from the a00m final on tuesday, due to continuing concerns he had contracted norovirus. he wasn't allowed into the stadium by security, botswana athletics and the iaaf have disputed each other‘s stories and then with his quarantine period having expired at 2pm british time. it was then confirmed he would run a heat by himself from lane seven where he was initially drawn. he qualified with a few push—ups to prove himself and then ran in the opening semi final from lane one to qualify for the final. while in the third of the semi finals a00m champion waydne van niekerk also qualified for thursday's final as a fastest loser. mo farah got his bid for double gold underway in the last hour or so.
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the british runner claimed the first gold of the championships when he won the 10,000m on friday. he's won double gold at the past two world championships and past two olympic games and he's through to the final on saturday in the last few moments, norway have w011 in the last few moments, norway have won the men's 400 metre hurdles. kerron clement was hoping to become the first 400m hurdler in history to win three world titles. in the coming minutes alison felix is looking for a tenth world title and heads in the 400m up against olympic champion and bahamian shaunay miller—weebo also competing. the women's rugby world cup got underway in dublin earlier on wednesday with all 12 teams in action. sarah mulkerrins has been following the action and sarah there have been plenty of tries on the opening day? indeed there has. the sun has set
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and it has seen so many tries. let's talk you through the results. england are the defending champions in this tournament. they won three yea rs in this tournament. they won three years ago and they marked the defence of their title with a good performance. they are the only full—time professional team here and they have real strength in depth. 12 debutants they have real strength in depth. 12 debuta nts ran out they have real strength in depth. 12 debutants ran out today and they we re debutants ran out today and they were 56—5 winners against spain. four of the ten tries scored by england were scored by winger k wilson. captain sarah hunter was pretty pleased with the performance. really pleased to get the first game done and the first wing tip. it was very about getting the job done. it's nice to get ten tries but we
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will be looking to improve as we go oi'i will be looking to improve as we go on through this tournament. new zealand were the four—time champions before england stole the crown three yea rs before england stole the crown three years ago. they missed out on the pool knockout stages in the last event. they were smarting from that. they put in a very good solid performance. eight tries for them. here was their coach's assessment on their performance. we needed the game and we needed the start. we scored eight tries and we are relatively pleased with that. we're also three easy ones behind the badge we should have converted. that's how it goes and we willjust have to put a bit more polish on what we're doing. canada also in the same pool, they ran out 98—0 winners
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over tournament debuta nts same pool, they ran out 98—0 winners over tournament debutants hong kong. france have just run out winners against japan. for ireland france have just run out winners againstjapan. for ireland it was closer against australia. they had to hang in at the end. they won 19-7. a lot to hang in at the end. they won 19—7. a lot closer than many predicted. but they will be happy with a victory in that home tournament. that's all we've got time for. the women's 400 metres final coming up in the next few minutes. plenty for play for. thanks through much. stay with us. still to come, scientists have found a new and surprising way to track penguins through their feathers. on the tenth anniversary of the
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financial crisis, the bbc has been speaking with lib dem leader vince cable who saw the crisis coming. the government of the time gordon brown and alistair darling could have been criticised for being complex and in the run—up but they handled the crisis very well. they had to nationalise the banks. they had to runa nationalise the banks. they had to run a very large deficit to keep the economy going. some of that you were advising. indeed. they deserved credit for rescuing us. we could have had an absolute catastrophe. although the crisis was dire and the biggest since the second world war, it wasn't as serious as the great crash in america in 29—30. some things to be grateful for. a lot of people are home tonight will still be worried about their livelihoods. still struggling. ten years on,
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we're still dealing the aftermath. its political as well as economic. a lot of people asked tilse seething with anger that the people who caused this at the top of the banking system, some seriously reckless and greedy people have just walked away. you've been predicting a lot about our hard brexit and what that could mean. i'd start by saying a lot of lessons have been learned. the banks are safe and have more capital. in some ways, they are too conservative and it is very difficult for business to get loans. most of the lending is against property. you are still predicting another crisis. i think there will be problems if we get into the hard brexit that the government and the labour opposition are pushing for. that particularly if there is a cliff edge. sam wood ‘s, bank of england, and nonpolitical public servant saying that if we have that
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kind of crashing out there would be serious indications for the financial sector, for example, if the pound falls heavily, into arrest rates have to rise and a lot of people are heavily in debt. isn't this the scaremongering of the referendum? i'm just describing a scenario that may not happen. if the same people in government prevail and we keep the good things about the european union, the customs union, single market and things my collea g u es union, single market and things my colleagues are fighting for, we will avoid all of that. our lead story. the head of the largest military in the world, the us secretary of defence has told north korea to avoid actions that could usher in the destruction of its people. the latest in a war of words between the two countries. we've have stories
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from around the world, we're going to ta ke from around the world, we're going to take you to the democratic republic of congo. there is a two—day strike there in the capital of kinshasa. is aimed at getting this man, the president to call elections. it was a slow and intense start of the day in the capital can shatter and other towns in the east of the country. there was increased military presence on the streets and the government has ordered ten that comes countries to slow down internet speeds so that people cannot share images on social media. most people took their time to gauge of the situation on the ground before leaving their homes. this is because some of the protests like this one had ended in violence in the past. this is all about the fragile political situation in the democratic republic of congo.
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elections were july ‘s democratic republic of congo. elections werejuly ‘s jeer but democratic republic of congo. elections were july ‘s jeer but the election commission announced their would not take place because of a lack of resources. this has allowed the president to stay longer in office. the opposition want to force the government to hold elections. it seems that the deadline will be best. in the meantime, the opposition is weakening and losing momentum. meaning that a general strikes like this one are less successful. there is anger brewing in iran after president hassan rouhani reduce the amount of women in high—ranking positions in his
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government. yesterday he unveiled an all—male ministerial team and just two of his vice presidential positions will be filled by women, one less than his last government. a third was named in an advisory role. these are the three appointees. we have been following the story. the most interesting thing about this story is that a lot of people expected the president to appoint a minister, a female minister, to the cabinet but, instead, the president has appointed two female vice presidents and one assistant to the presidents and one assistant to the president which compared to the previous administration is different because the previous administration had three women as vice presidents in the cabinet. now there are two vice presidents and one assistant to the president. so one of the female persons in the cabinet has been demoted. for campaigners, for more
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women in politics it feels like a backward step. exactly. they are really disappointed about the president's session. they wanted to campaignfor president's session. they wanted to campaign for real action. he talked about equal opportunities for women but now he has been re—elected he has forgotten about winning.“ but now he has been re—elected he has forgotten about winning. is the thinking that's because he's changed his mind or because he's come under pressure from elsewhere? it seems that he has come under pressure from conservative hardliners and he wants to avoid that pressure. still a lot of women say that in the previous administration ‘s, under president mahmoud ahmedinejad he had appointed a female to the cabinet. now, president rouhani has been painted
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asa president rouhani has been painted as a reformist, he has avoided the issue. has it been a big story on social media? a very big story. a lot of people have expressed anger and disappointment at the president. at the same time, there are some people supporting the president. they say having a top role in the government is not women's priority in iran. what they are concerned about ourjobs, in iran. what they are concerned about our jobs, employment, insurance. avoiding tension. the president wants to focus on what matters most to women. now, scientists have found a new and surprising way of tracking penguins through their feathers. the study was published in biology letters, the scientific journal.
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was published in biology letters, the scientificjournal. basically, it says that the proteins in penguin feathers pick up the geochemical signature of their location via the food they eat. it's like getting sta m ps food they eat. it's like getting stamps ona food they eat. it's like getting stamps on a chemical passport. the researchers can track their winter migration patterns from their breeding colonies on the south shetland islands, off the coast of antarctica, over many hundreds of kilometres. earlier, one of the authors of the study explain to me about how feathers can reveal quite so much information. you are growing something like your fingernail and that records what you eat. things like proteins that make up the body, we don't actually make the raw materials of that. the raw materials come ina materials of that. the raw materials come in a lot of cases from food. in the case of penguins going across the case of penguins going across the southern ocean, they don't make these proteins, the building blocks
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of them, the essential amino acids come from algae which their prey trill eat and they in turn eat the krill. they are getting a chemical symbol of where they are foraging rather than making it from scratch themselves. why are you using a tail feather in particular to pick up this data? different tissues record the environment at different rates. things like bones are growing very slowly so they are not very good for this kind of thing. your blood turns over very fast. things like fingernails or in the case of a penguin, a tailfeather, it's grown over a year. at the right time to record what they are doing in winter. what strikes me, it's a simple idea, isn't it? to track this chemical fingerprint simple idea, isn't it? to track this chemicalfingerprint by simple idea, isn't it? to track this chemical fingerprint by the tail feather because you used to have to
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put an electronic tag on. so it's much betterfor put an electronic tag on. so it's much better for the put an electronic tag on. so it's much betterfor the bird, as well. absolutely. this technique has been around but we've applied it in a new way. we are still relying on a bit of tracking. the us antarctic programme did the validation for this. they measured a few birds and saw where they went. a scientist from lsu led this chemical study and got collaborators from argentina and myself and we went around antarctica ina single myself and we went around antarctica in a single season and got lots of different colonies. exactly as you say, without having to put tracks on all of them. just a very brief final question. are you officially a penguinologist? yes,
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the name started as a joke but it is what i did. thanks very much. a very distressing story. up to 50 migrants have been deliberately drowned by people smugglers off the coast of somalia. they were travelling to yemen are trying to get to the gulf. as their boat approached the yemen coast, we are told they were forced into the sea. around 100 survived but 29 people were killed and up to 22 people are missing. this coming in from the international organisation for migration. they say the smugglers deliberately pushed the smugglers deliberately pushed the migrants into the water. more on that on the bbc news website. thanks very much for being with us. i'm sure you know how it works. we
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give you the next few days forecast in considerable detail and then we ta ke in considerable detail and then we take a look at what's coming our way from the middle of next week towards the end of the week. in the short term, some really lovely weather across northern and western parts of the country. a complete contrast as idrag the country. a complete contrast as i drag you south and east where we become entangled with really quite an active weather front. yes, it was that miserable across london and a good proportion of the south and east of the british files. they are the rainfall totals to wednesday evening. many locations exceeding two inches. when will it improve? as early as thursday. that weather front will gradually drift away towards the continent. a ridge of high pressure becomes the dominant feature of thursday. settling things
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down very nicely. some very early rain across far south—east but that pulls off towards the channel. a little bit of cloud developing through the course of the day. many areas will be dry. save perhaps for the very far north—west of scotland where increasing cloud will bring rain. the first signs of a change. that was but a transient ridge. here comes the low pressure. a lot of isobars as france tumbled there were ever further towards the south—east and british isles. it will be into the afternoon before we see that cloud into east anglia and then rain to follow. does it set is up for the weekend? to follow. does it set is up for the weekend ? thankfully to follow. does it set is up for the weekend? thankfully not. it swings into the parts of the north sea. once it does so, saturday is shaping up once it does so, saturday is shaping up to bea once it does so, saturday is shaping up to be a decent day. there are some shows to be had and a
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noticeable breeze coming across scotla nd noticeable breeze coming across scotland but from saturday a decent day. into sunday, that high pressure is still there. sunday in its own right shaping up to be a decent day. a lot of dry weather and a fair amount of sunshine around. temperature is nothing to write home about. the brie still coming in from the atlantic. not getting any heat from the continent. that ridge of high pressure is transient and as we start the new week, a new set of weather fronts roll in from the atla ntic weather fronts roll in from the atlantic and again there is that prospect of rain quite extensively across the british isles. temperatures never better than 21 or 22. into the first half of the forthcoming week there is that little ridge of high pressure so it's not a write—off. by brown about the middle part of the week will be looking into alan tate and the signs are at the moment there could be a new area of low pressure. here we go
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again. low pressure from the mid—atlantic later in again. low pressure from the mid—atla ntic later in the again. low pressure from the mid—atlantic later in the week. just heading towards the north—western corner of scotland. the overall theme and therefore looks to be staying and settled with some rain at times and sunny spells as well. that low that i showed you could deliver gales if not severe gales. we will have to keep you updated on that picture. tonight at ten, a child sex network in newcastle — 18 people are convicted of abusing young girls and women. the men and one woman groomed, drugged and raped vulnerable girls as young as 14 over a four year period. no—one should underestimate the trauma that these young girls have gone through, but undoubtedly they have made our communities safer places by their actions. but controversy, as it emerges that police paid a convicted child rapist
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thousands to act as an informer and expose the network. there are dangerous men behind bars and vulnerable people protected, that would not have been the case if we had not used that. the convictions are part of a wider investigation into grooming which could involve hundreds more victims and perpetrators. also tonight... a fresh warning from president trump to north korea —
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